Ruth League President/CEO Steven Tellefsen said, "Donald Diamond has been involved with our program for over 20 years. He is a very dedicated volunteer and plays a major role in the success the organization enjoys today. It is a proud moment to have a person of his caliber inducted into the Hall of Fame."
Don was an outstanding leader. He coached the Houma 13-15 year old Babe Ruth team to a World Series Championship in 1990. His organization and consideration awarded Houma a selection as a World Series Training Center.
Diamond was the first recipient of the "Lefty Gomez Volunteer of the Year Award." He will always be recognized as one of the most respected volunteers in Babe Ruth Baseball.
One of his good friends Ray B. Bourdreaux Jr. sums up Don's spirit, "I learned from Don that sportsmanship was not only winning, but also trying the best you could; losing, and holding your head high. Integrity was learned by playing as hard as you could, but in a good, clean way. Honor, which I think was one of the most important traits because it not only taught me to honor my teammates, but also the fans, and most of all, my family."
The late Ron Tellefsen said, "Don certainly was the type of individual who deserved this prestigious honor as he played a vital role in the development of Babe Ruth Baseball for all ages."